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DPS Seeks Injunction Against Teachers

Detroit Public Schools is seeking a temporary injunction against teachers after a sickout closed 88 schools in Detroit Wednesday — the largest in a string of teacher protests.

The district is seeking relief in the Michigan Court of Claims, naming 28 defendants, including two dozen teachers. Among the defendants: Steve Conn, the ousted leader of the Detroit Federation of Teachers; interim union president Ivy Bailey, and several groups including the DFT, DPS Teachers Fight Back and Detroit Strikes to Win. The suit seeks to stop the sick-outs.